Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk's vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring.
Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements.
Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Lees, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world's largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United States.
Mohawk Industries, Inc. is the world's largest flooring company, with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. We have a military to civilian job translator on our veteran career page. Check it out.
My role at Mohawk is to continue the legacy of sustainability leadership and transform the marketplace in a positive way.
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As a technical recruiter my job is to recruit people to fill technical roles at our Mohawk plants throughout the United States. I work with hiring managers identifying what their needs are for a specific position and then I go out and find the person they need to fill it. I recruit maintenance mechanics, electricians, electronics technicians, engineers, and maintenance managers/supervisors. Being a recruiter in the Air Force definitely prepared me to be a recruiter at Mohawk Industries. I like my job because it is never the same job day in and day out. It is face-paced and I enjoy the challenge of finding the skill sets needed for these technical openings. Technical talent is getting harder and harder to find and I enjoy the challenge of finding and placing them in a career that brings value to themselves and Mohawk Industries.
It takes at least a year to make the transition from military to civilian. I remember thinking when I first got out of the military I had made a terrible mistake. Everything felt really chaotic to me. One of the things that was shocking to me was the lack of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). In the military there is an SOP for everything and it's simply not that way in the civilian sector. Be prepared to do a job and have the latitude to do it the way you want to do it. There are no step-by-step procedures to follow and it is an opportunity for you to “think outside the box�? to get a job done. This was a cultural shift I had to make. You may feel you have made a mistake when you first enter the civilian sector, just as I did, but stick with it and you will find the civilian sector can be very rewarding, too.
Here at Mohawk I am responsible for positively motivating employees to produce top quality carpet. I strive to ensure we work as a team in everything that we do each day. I'm also responsible for reviewing orders that are awaiting production and running each product as efficiently and expediently as possible. I enjoy this position due to the fact that each day is a challenge, we have a wide variety of product types that react differently from day to day.
I would recommend to any Veteran's working in the civilian world to use all of the skills that you were taught in the service. We were held to a high standard every day, take this learning and use it to your advantage. Always keep a positive outlook on everything that you do. I try and live by an acronym we used in the Army. (LDRSHIP) Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.